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"University Press of Colorado is a leader in the field of Mesoamerican archaeology. It is a pillar in the study of central topics such as religion and politics in ancient Mesoamerican societies. The press has introduced new fields of study, particularly the role of commoners in society and the study of childhood, which have gone on to transform how we understand the ancient Mesoamerican world."
—Cynthia Robin, Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University
"Over the last several decades the University Press of Colorado has made outstanding contributions to Mesoamerican archaeology by producing an array of significant scholarly works. One glance at the list of recent releases quickly reveals a host of erudite authors who have contributed publications that are both provocative and remarkably ingenious. This press is truly becoming a leader in the academic publishing world for those interested in new initiatives in archaeology."
—David Lentz, Executive Director and Professor, Center for Field Studies, University of Cincinnati
"The University Press of Colorado has a long history of publishing Mesoamerican archaeology and over the last two decades it has become the leader in the field. Time and time again, when I talk to colleagues who have a book manuscript they are preparing for publication about aspects of Mesoamerica, UPC is their first choice as a publisher. Many of the most important and innovative books on Mesoamerican topics over the past 15 years have been published with UPC and some are destined to become important historical references."
—John Douglass, UPC author and Director of Corporate Research, Statistical Research, Inc.
"The titles that this press has produced have been on cutting-edge topics. The publications, especially those in my own field, are particularly useful to me in my research and in the classroom. The UPC staff is terrific to work with and UPC does an outstanding job in editing and moving the book along in a timely fashion. I've got many more ideas for publishing and I look forward to continue working with UPC."
—Nancy Gonlin, UPC author and Senior Associate Professor of Anthropology, Bellevue College